<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - South ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Carolinian Train 79: Multi-Ride Ticket Train Restrictions Unchanged]]> Please be aware that there has been no change to the policy restricting multi-ride tickets on Train 79 that departs New York at 7:25 am, even though Northeast Regional Train 183 (departing New York 7:05 am) has been cancelled through September 1, 2017.

However, additional seating has been provided on select Northeast Corridor trains for our multi-ride tickets holders. Contact Amtrak for other schedule options.

Multi-Ride Tickets are available for travel on many routes, but restrictions vary by route, destination and time of day. Multi-ride tickets may not be used on long-distance trains, certain segments of short-distance trains or Acela Express trains. Here is a complete list of routes that accept multi-ride tickets. Multi-Ride Tickets can be purchased at Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Please note all Multi-Ride Tickets are refundable and exchangeable prior to first use, but they are not transferable.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage.

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<![CDATA[Northeast Regional Train 176: Possible Delays Between Washington and New York]]> Effective through September 1, 2017

As part of the Infrastructure Renewal at New York Penn Station, Amtrak will perform a series of major track and switch renewal projects that will strengthen railroad infrastructure, operations and preparedness — and ultimately improve reliability at America's busiest rail hub.

The Infrastructure Renewal work accelerates several years of already planned improvements to track, switch and other infrastructure at Penn Station to improve track conditions.

To accommodate this major work, starting July 10 through September 1, baggage aboard the northbound Crescent, Train 20, will be transferred to Train 176 in Washington, DC. As a result, customers aboard Train 176 may encounter minor delays from Washington to New York.

For the most up-to-date departure and arrival times, check Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Passengers can also sign up for text or email train delay notifications on Amtrak.com.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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<![CDATA[Discounted Fares Will No Longer Be Sold Aboard Carolinian Trains 79 and 80 and the Piedmont 73, 74, 75 and 76 Trains]]> Effective June 5, 2017

Starting June 5, 2017, only the full undiscounted, unrestricted fare will be available for purchase aboard the Carolinian and Piedmont trains. Conductors will only accept cash payments on board the train.

Customers are encouraged to make reservations for all reserved Amtrak trains. All Piedmonts and Carolinians are reserved trains, and seating on reserved trains is only guaranteed if you make a reservation.

Book Early - It's best to book and pay for your reservation early to secure the lowest available fare.

  • Customers with credit cards can make reservations and obtain eTickets at Amtrak.com, using our free mobile apps, or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Your eTickets can be printed at home or displayed using a smartphone (no printing necessary).
  • You can also purchase tickets with a credit card at stations with Quik-Trak kiosks and at Amtrak ticket offices. Note that Amtrak ticket offices also accepts cash payments. Tickets can also be purchased with your local travel agent.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

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